By Jonathan Silvertown
A delectable concoction of coevolution and cookery, intestine microbiomes and microherbs, and either the chook and its egg, Dinner with Darwin unearths that our procuring lists, recipe playing cards, and eating place menus don’t simply comprise the elements for culinary satisfaction. additionally they inform a desirable tale approximately traditional choice and its effect on our plates—and palates. Digging deeper, Silvertown’s repast comprises entrées into GMOs and hybrids, and appears on the technological know-how of our sensory interactions with meals and cooking—the points of interest, aromas, and tastes we event in our kitchens and eating rooms. As is the wont of any actual chef, Silvertown packs his menu with eclectic elements, dishing on every thing from Charles Darwin’s intestinal maladies to soft palate anatomy and turducken.
Our evolutionary courting with foods and drinks stretches from the times of cooking cave dwellers to modern crêperies and past, and Dinner with Darwin serves up scintillating perception into the full, impressive span. This dinner party of soup, technology, and human society is one to get pleasure from. With a wit as dry as an exceptional pinot noir and a cache of evolutionary wisdom as tremendous because the such a lot discerning connoisseur’s wine cellar, Silvertown whets our appetites—and leaves us hungry for more.
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